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Fridays at Newcomb: Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai

Location: Uptown Campus
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“Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges, and Future Research”

This volume brings together leading gender and politics scholars to assess how women’s political empowerment can best be conceptualized and measured on a global scale. It argues that women’s political empowerment is a fundamental process of transformation for benchmarking and understanding all political empowerment gains across the globe. Chapters improve our global understanding of women's political empowerment through cross-national comparisons, a synthesis of methodological approaches across varied levels of politics, and attention to the ways gender intersects with myriad factors in shaping women’s political empowerment.

Amy C. Alexander is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Research Fellow with the Quality of Government Institute. Catherine Bolzendahl is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, USA. Farida Jalalzai is the Hannah Atkins Endowed Chair and Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University, USA.

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